2 c Sugar, brown, dark
2 c Water
1 1/2 c Soy sauce, light
3/4 c Molasses, dark
1/2 ts Galangal, ground
1/2 ts Cilantro, ground
1/2 ts Pepper, black
Sure...Kecap (or, more commonly, "ketjap") refers to a number of
sauces from Indonesia; the most common is ketjap manis, which is the
Indonesian kind of soy sauce, and is rather sweeter than Chinese soy
sauce or Japanese shoji or tamari. (It's pronounced "ketchup", btw.)
Number of Servings: 40 Approx. Cook Time: 0:30
Combine and sugar and water in a 2-quart stainless steel saucepan and
bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring until the sugar
dissolves. Increase the heat to high and cook briskly, uncovered, for
5 minutes or until the syrup reaches 200F on a candy thermometer.
Reduce the heat to low, stir in the soy sauce, molasses, galangal,
cilantro, and pepper, and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the
heat; let cool.
Strain the sauce through a fine sieve set over a bowl. Sauce will
keep at room temperature for 2 to 3 months if tightly covered.
Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; October 7 1992.